Lt. Gov. – designee Matos in one of her last city appearances

Sabina Matos appeared on Federal Hill April 9, 2021 in what she said could be one of her final public appearances as President of the Providence City Council, before the Senate considers her nomination to become Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor. Photo by Steve Klamkin WPRO News

By Steve Klamkin WPRO News

Saying that it might be her final appearance as President of the Providence City Council, Sabina Matos on Friday attended a mayoral announcement about the resumption of pandemic – caused outdoor dining and other activities.

“This easily could be, if not my last, one of my last official duties as President of the Providence City Council and I just want to take this opportunity to say this has been truly a pleasure to serve in this capacity for the City of Providence,” Matos said.

“I love this city and I will always do everything I can to help the city,” Matos said.

Mayor Jorge Elorza jokingly recognized Matos at the outset of the event at DePasquale Square.

“Is it President Sabina Matos? L-G nominee Sabina Matos? I don’t know, but please, a round of applause for Mrs. Matos,” Elorza said.

Matos Thursday won the endorsement of the Senate Judiciary committee in a unanimous, 15-0 vote to advance her nomination to the full Senate, which is expected to give it’s advice and consent to Gov. Dan McKee’s choice to succeed him on Tuesday.